Nostalgia Highway

Doctor Who's Bessie and futuristic Whomobile on display

Doctor Who's Bessie

National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
celebrates 60th anniversary of Dr. Who

(November 21, 2023) BEAULIEU, England — The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is set to transport visitors through time and space with the unveiling of a new temporary display featuring the most iconic vehicles from the beloved British sci-fi series, Doctor Who. From the sleek and stylish Bessie to the futuristic Whomobile and a menacing Dalek, this collection marks the 60th anniversary of the series and will open to visitors from Nov. 23.

Mecum Auctions returns to Kansas City with 700 collector cars

1905 Cadillac Model F Touring

(November 20, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — For the 30th consecutive year, Mecum Auctions will return to the Kansas City Convention Center to stage its annual gathering for automotive enthusiasts and the vehicles they crave. Mecum Kansas City 2023 will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 with an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more to be offered throughout the three-day event. 

George Foreman Collection live for auction on Hagerty Marketplace

52 classic, enthusiast, muscle, and
sports cars offered without reserve

(November 16, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty has announced the George Foreman Collection of more than 50 collector cars, spanning every decade of production from the 1930s through present, are now available for online auction through Hagerty Marketplace, an easy-to-use platform to buy and sell automobiles. The auction lots will close between Dec. 11 and Dec. 21, with multiple cars ending each weekday.

RM Sotheby’s sells Ferrari at auction for $51.7 million

1962 Ferrari 330 LM / 250 GTO gets
second highest auction price ever  

(November 14, 2023) NEW YORK — As part of Sotheby’s New York sales of Contemporary and Modern Art, the auction room doors closed on Nov. 13 with a select group of bidders gathered in person and over the phone to vie for a piece of Ferrari history. After nearly four decades in private ownership, Chassis 3765 was claimed by its new owner for $51.7 million.

Sammy Hagar to auction one-of-one 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

Rock star to put desirable car on block
at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction

(November 9, 2023) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson, will auction a highly desirable, one-of-one 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari owned by legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, multi-platinum solo artist and former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar during the 2024 Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 20-28 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Mecum Chattanooga 2023 auction reaches $13.2 million in sales

1958 Chevrolet Corvette

(October 27, 2023) The annual Mecum Chattanooga collector car auction returned to the Chattanooga Convention Center again this past weekend, as the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival took over the streets of the Tennessee city’s stunning downtown region. This year’s auction saw nearly 400 vehicles hammer sold in just two days, Oct. 13-14, with total overall sales reaching $13.2 million.

Coca-Cola shows off its new fountain dispenser in 1934

(October 15, 2023) Coca-Cola introduced its first automatic fountain dispenser at the 1933 Chicago Century of Progress Exposition. Then to promote the machine Coca-Cola commissioned coachbuilders H. McFarlane & Company of Chicago to build a truck. The "sampling truck" for was built using a 1934 Dodge KH-23 truck chassis.

RM Sotheby to auction 56 rare white Porsche sports cars

(October 3, 2023) HOUSTON, Texas —  As the Porsche market continues its strong trajectory, RM Sotheby's unveils The White Collection auction — a unique gathering of rare Porsche models, all wearing brilliant shades of white. The collection, set to go under the hammer on Dec. 1 and 2 represents over a decade of dedicated collecting by one perfection-focused owner. In total, the collection boasts 63 motor vehicle lots, with 56 Porsche sports cars at the forefront.

Mecum Auctions returns to Indiana State Fairgrounds for 2023 fall auction

1929 ord Model AA stake pickup truck

1,500 muscle cars, classics, Corvettes
to cross the auction block Oct. 5-7

(September 22, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Inspired by the continued growth in consignments and sales at Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic — an annual destination for collector car hobbyists each May in Indianapolis — Mecum Auctions established the Indy Fall Special to cater to the strong demand of its customers and fans.

Examining the Mercedes W123 — 'The finest saloon car of the 20th Century'

By Casey Williams

(September 14, 2023) On November 6, 1979, my grandmother bought a new Mercedes-Benz 280E and paid $22,943 for the privilege.  I know because I have the invoice.  That’s over $80,000 in today’s money for a car with AM/FM radio, vinyl seats, and hubcaps.  But, Grandma owned the best car in the world — a car named 1977 Import Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine and featured in a book titled, “Mercedes-Benz W123:  The finest saloon car of the 20th Century?”